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How a Digital Consultancy Firm Hired A Full-Time Project Manager for $2,000/mo

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Editor’s note: some customers prefer not to be named, so we’ve purposefully removed their company name in this article. We’re their secret weapon :-)

What does this client’s business do?

The digital consultancy firm helps brands optimize their e-commerce shops. They work with brands to design and build their online stores, and optimize it to improve sales, conversion rates, and profit.

Who was hired and what was their role?

The client was looking for a digital project manager who will liaise between the client and the internal delivery team. They were looking for a candidate who has experience with Shopify, and can lead and manage the site design, development, and optimization. They will also manage the team’s activities and deliverables, ensuring it’s aligned to the client’s goals, completed on time, and within budget. At Shepherd, we were able to help them hire Maria Sylvia Kay Page.

An experienced project manager, she now:

  • Works with the digital consultancy firm’s client’s e-commerce site design, development and optimization team to design, build, launch, manage Shopify, Shopify Plus and BigCommerce stores.
  • Manages multiple sites, including design, development, and optimization.
  • Translates their client requests into a detailed set of requirements for the design and development team, and at the same time collects and organizes all assets needed to execute a project.
  • Helps configure and set up products, collections, store settings, images, text, and the likes in Shopify stores for clients.
  • Liaises between their client and project team
  • Ensures the designers and developers are making the progress and can deliver the projects on time and within budget.
  • Creates timelines and facilitates backlog task management, sprint planning, and weekly/daily updates from the team.

What is the salary of the individual they hired?

Maria Sylvia Kay now works full-time in the client’s time zone for $2,000/month.

What was the candidate’s background prior to being hired?

Throughout her career, Maria Sylvia Kay has gained experience as a project manager; automation, website, and customer specialist; and managing virtual assistants (VAs). She is also well-versed when it comes to the Shopify platform, and is skilled in dropshipping, automation (Zapier), DNS, and websites.

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